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Genesis 29:3 When all the flocks were gathered there, they would then roll the stone from the mouth of the well, and water the sheep, and put the stone back in its place on the mouth of the well.

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      3. thither were all the flocks gathered; and a stone, &c.--In Arabia, owing to the shifting sands and in other places, owing to the strong evaporation, the mouth of a well is generally covered, especially when it is private property. Over many is laid a broad, thick, flat stone, with a round hole cut in the middle, forming the mouth of the cistern. This hole is covered with a heavy stone which it would require two or three men to roll away. Such was the description of the well at Haran.


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Brief Summary: Jacob meets Rachel at the well, Jacob serves his uncle Laban for seven years in order to marry Rachel, Laban tricks Jacob and gives him Leah first and then Rachel, Jacob agrees to serve for another seven years, Leah bears Jacob four sons: Ruben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah.

1 Jacob comes to the well of Haran
9 Jacob meets Rachel
13 Jacob is entertained by Laban
18 He covenants for Rachel
23 Jacob is deceived with Leah
28 Jacob marries Rachel also, and serves for her seven years more
32 Leah bears Reuben
33 Simeon
34 Levi
35 and Judah

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